So as I learn general relativity I am finding that it does not appear to address gravity in any way. The entire subject addresses the fact that gravity is different in all places. And this is a result of different shaped massive objects and your distance from the object. Since most large objects are round it means gravity is both different at distances and from side to side, which is where the term "curved space" comes from, however there is no magic happening here, it is the round object which is curved and it is easier mathematically to address space as being curved since it works under transformations to another reference frame. The question of why an object in a gravitational field appears to be in a non-inertial frame does not seem to be answered, just accepted.